In line with public health directives, further suspensions and modifications will take effect on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, and remain in place until Monday, May 31, 2021, or a further Notice is issued. These modifications will focus on restricting the need for persons to attend in person in Winnipeg and Brandon, and the circuit court sittings serviced out of Winnipeg and Brandon. Other Regional Court Centres are not affected by this notice at this time, though, are closely being monitored.
“Beginning May 3, 2021, to facilitate the proper scheduling of trials for sexual offences, when a voir dire is required in advance of the trial, a case management conference is mandatory in order to set the trial date, discuss the issues anticipated to be raised at the pre-trial motions, and the timing of the motions in relation to the trial date.”
” As part of ongoing efforts to improve and modernize services, The Provincial Court of Manitoba has authorized the Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP to submit court informations with electronic signatures. This change will take place effective immediately.”
“Provincial Offences Act matters (Winnipeg and Regional) including Highway Traffic Act matters scheduled to appear up to and including June 4, 2021 throughout Manitoba will be adjourned”.
Notifications for new dates will be sent out. Those with matters set to proceed virtually will be contacted directly.
Anyone wishing to admit the offence and seek a fine reduction, dispute the offence, or have any questions regarding their ticket can call 204-945-3156 or 1-800-282-8069.
An earlier notice indicated that the Provincial Court would be returning to a number of communities by May 1st. Due to ongoing health and safety concerns, the court will not be returning to those communities. No future dates have been given.
This notices extends the assessment of the pilot project meant to address the timely release of individuals who have been arrested overnight and held in custody. This follows up on the previous notice, noting that the project will continue to be evaluated until September 3, 2021.